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parody was made for and how much tax money was used to pay for it?. >> the government spends millions of dollars for presidents once they leave the white house, who is the costliest former president? >> and the future of a south of market nightclub after three people were shot there over the weekend. >> and on twitter at m finney. >> taking a look now at the san francisco skyway. looks about typical for this time of the day. very heavy traffic for drivers on the left-hand side of the screen. better for drivers heading skpouj beyond. abc 7 news at 4:00 continues right after this. >>> the indian unit of ford is apologizing for a series of ads that demean women. one is showing former illustration of paris hilton and kartd yashin sisters. the ads caused an uproar coming just after india passed a law on violence against women following the gage rape and death of a student. the ad posted online in an agency hired by ford and never used commercially. ford says it regrets the images. >> strange regulation to go where no government employee has gone before. >> yes. they did go there. irs is ta
and journalists government officials. they loved it see if you love it when the movie opens in theaters friday. tonight check out splash a new celebrity diving competition show. >> this is scarier than i thought. i never knew i had this much fear of heights until now. it's crazy. >> catch action from "splash" premiers tonight at 8:00 here on abc. last night was the premier of "dancing with the stars". the lowest score went to dl hugly. >> i was never confident. i'm going to do better next week. >> catch a look at week one tonight at 9:00 on abc. for post show interviews go to otrc.com. >> still ahead a somber anniversary. how the bay area is honoring those killed in iraq 10 years since the war started. >> defiant behavior of an 18-year-old in court as he's sentenced for killing three students in >>> president ob yumma about to leave on a trip to the middle east. the white house says the visit will be geared towards winning hearts and minds of the israeli people. it include several symbolic stops. the president set to meet with israeli prime minister and then meet with palestinian's president b
or granddaughter, he has to register with the government to give that gun to his grandchildren. in addition, senator schumer insists on keeping a registry of guns. the federal government keeping a national registry of gun sales and gun purchases and gun owners. >> but if you don't have records, how does the background check make a difference? >> it does make a difference. right now, i can go into a gun store in texas to purchase a weapon, i go through a background check, they have to ascertain that i don't have a criminal background. and then, i can purchase a gun. why is it's different than that is politics. there could be a lot of mutual agreement found on closing some of these so-called gun show loopholes. we could probably get agreement on a widespread basis of peope saying, you go to a gun show, you pass a check, you get your stub that allows you to purchase a weapon, and that's it. but this goes far beyond that. >> what's the answer to that. >> 40% of all gun sales currently don't go through background checks. background checks have stopped 2 million people from getting guns that they
to avert a government shut down a week away funding every cabinet agency and earmark another $87 billion for overseas military operations. the senate approved the bill which includes $85 billion in spending cuts that could cost thousands of federal workers their jobs. >> a respected pediatrician group is weighing in on the well-being of children raised by gay parents saying a stable, parental relationship can produce healthy well adjusted children regardless of the parents' sexual orientation with the outcomes share with gay or straight parents if they are nurturing and financially and emotionally stable. they wanted to release the report before the supreme court considers two gay marriage cases next week. >> a local boy scout council that expel add gay team last year is now adopting new guidelines ahead of an expected change on the national winter. the boy scout counsel released results of a survey that show 81 percent want lgpt's in scouting and 55 percent want to change the ban on gays, the same troop that expelled a boy after he came out while working toward eagle scout, the highest
for the ballpark. the redevelopment agency just before the government dissolves the department. >> they just have a's or city lease it back. >> during a meeting the a's owner laid out his face for the aren't team needs to move south to survive. >> our zbol hopefully to come to the one site that we have discovered, the thing that we can relocate in downtown san jose. >> the mayor defends transfer asks vows the city will secure the land for a paul bark. >> all clear tonight. golden gate park after a hand grenade was found this afternoon. >> a man using a metal detector found what appears to be an old explosive near mallard lake near martin luther king drive. it's no more and no longer a threat. >> employees are asking for help to identify a man who assaulted a woman then tried to kidnap her. police say a man that looks like this attacked a woman the man described as five 10, 200 pounds grabbed a woman ask tried to choke her, she escaped and ran to a parking lot chased by at tacker. -- attacker. >> one of the controversial gun control bills introduced in california earning high praise from city leader
. >> a civil war in syria and reports of government atrocities that just might compel the united states now to get involved. >> tonight why two major supermarket chains are refusing to stop salmon though the government says it's safe. >> we're going to show what you samsung is doing doing to step up the competition between two company that's hate each other. stay with us. >>> that breaking news from oakland a jury found a man guilty of killing someone here for a job interview with google nearly three years ago. george huggins now faces a possible life sentence out possibility of parole, prosecuters say huggins shot and killed the victim during a series ever robberies. kang was in virginia for the google interview. he had gone downtown to have his teeth cleaned at a friend's office. >> new details coming out of syria tonight. both syrian government and rebels are kusing each other of a chemical attack. there are more, there was more violence today just 24 hours after a rocket slammed into a neighborhood 25 people were killed and dozens wounded. there is no evidence of that, but these videos
in american families. tonight, one in 50 schoolchildren in america has a form of autism. the government survey is much higher than the previous estimate, 1 in 88. so what is happening? and also tonight, another small part of the puzzle. does it have anything to do with parents and grandfathers? abc's chief medical editor, dr. richard besser, on the clues. >> reporter: and now another clue into a possible cause of autism -- grandfather's age. researchers in sweden have found that the older a grandfather was when he had children, the more likely those children would be to have children with autism. for fathers the risk went up 1.8 times. for mothers, the risk went up 1.7 times. it's already known that one piece of the puzzle of autism is the age of the father. starting at age 30. take ray siegel. >> let's figure out if there is a genetic factor. >> reporter: his sons both have autism with different kinds of struggles, from reading to social interaction. moms pass on very few mutations. dads pass on 25 new mutations at age 20, increasing to 65 mutations at age 40 and so on. the more mutations, th
energy drinks have been under government scrutiny over reports of deaths and people getting sick. figure drinks are not required to reveal their content because they are sold as dietary supplements rather than beverages. the f.d.a. is studying whether to make changes. a 16-ounce consequence of "monster" has 180 milligrams of caffeine four times the typical cola. >> apple is adding an extra layer of security for itunes. here is the business report. >> good morning, a recall this morning involving hob -- honda, the acura for 22 cold weather states because the salt can corrode the electric control units and make it stall. apple is benefiting up customer security on itunes saying the new optional two step verification gives an add level of security for those who decide to use it. when you log on you get a pass code sent to your device. >> and "wall street journal" says united health group forecast health premiums could double because of the cost of new national health care laws and skyrocketing medical costs. that is the new york stock exchange for jane king with the bloomberg business repor
but not this. >> i don't want the government promoting something i don't believe in but i don't mind if the government tries to be neutral on the issue. >> there are 250 public seats for each case. the court is expected to rule late in june. and our news reporter is traveling to washington, dc, and will be sitting in court when the supreme court considers whether california's proposition 8 is constitutional. the live report begins tomorrow leader on abc7 news. >> the debate over allowing gays to join the boy scouts comes to a head in may when the organization votes. in florida a coalition called online honor called for the banning of openly homosexual people from the scouts. they predict dire consequences if the ban on gays is lifted. >> we allow open homosexuals in scouting it will transform the program into something entirely inappropriate for children. >> change is not needed. the change will not solve any great oath problem. it will only create new problems. >> critics say the argument is remarkably similar to the one used against integration in the 50's and 60's, with members in
is defending the pope that he cooperated in the military government in the 1970's argentina government. the president there has been out spoken critic of same sex marriage and free contraceptio contraception. human rights activist caused the pope of turning blind eye of former military rejaime but the vatican call the charges slanderous. the pope will be installed in less than 2 hours. we will carry the installation ceremony live beginning at 1 12:50 in the morning. also have leif streaming coverage of the mass that follows at abc 7 news.com. at 1:30 am. >> coming up here next exploratorium concert cut shor short. >> she was serious. people in the audience were screaming. stop it please people started walking out. >> san francisco night club pulls the plug on a sinker for the first time in its history. what she said that stirred so so many people up got them to get up and leave. >> are you kidding me? you have no clue what you are doing. >> fireworks outside of court following lindsay lohan sentencing. why her dad was so fewer with us an attorney. >> and the world tiniest medical
to israel as president. how the israeli government is trying to improve his image. >> and take bigt out of apple. samsung increasing its competition with apple on its home turf in silicon valley. >> experts are ready to take your questions. here is the number to call on here is the number to call on the insosoe enaatint ilyel y s luloonge iuronirplin ocdiou r om >>> the president is in the middle of a foreign trip, visiting rail railing to reassure prime minister net tanya hoo of his friendship. abc news reporter thoma bradley with more now. >> a warm welcome for the president on the first day of the visit to israel. the president got down to business reassuring israelies the u.s. will stand with allies against all threats. >> america's commitment to the security of the state of israel is a solemn obligation. and the security of israel is nonnegotiatable. >> during a meeting with the israeli prime minister president obama discussed iran's pursuit of a nuclear weapon. >> all option are on the table. >> u.s. investigating a claim that rebel forces used chemical weapons in an attack. >
the government running for the next six months. the senate okayed the spending plan yesterday along party lines. it keeps intact those $85 billion worth of across-the-board cuts, and that means hundreds of thousands of government workers can expect to be furloughed. >>> that cyberattack that paralyzed big banks and tv stations in south korea was traced to a chinese internet address. an initial investigation links it to at least one of the companies shut down by the computer crashes. north korea still the prime suspect. experts say hackers often launch attacks in other countries to hide their identities. >>> and back here at home two people are dead following a day-long standoff in ft. wayne, indiana. it started when a man pulled a woman off of a city bus and then fatally shot her. he then headed to a nearby house where he held a 3-year-old boy hostage for several hours. eventually a police sniper killed that man, and the child was taken away unharmed. >>> five former council members from the small town of bell, california, have been found guilty of corruption. now, they were convicted of steali
that accompanies him here, the dirty war, terrible civil conflict between a conservative government and leftist rebellion in the 1970s. many thousands of people disappeared, killed. the role of many people in the catholic church questioned, challenged on both sides. and cokie, i just want to go to you on this. this is something that has been brought up by critics of then cardinal bergoglio, now pope francis, that he did not do enough. some even say that he might have been complicit. >> he was actually superior, the provincial of the judgments at the time of the dirty war. and there was one particular accusation about two jesuits who were working with the poor. they were what we called at the time liberation theologians, and then father bergoglio had his disagreement was that theology. but, and the accusation is that he with drew his protection from them and they were then tortured and almost killed by the regime. in the days since he has been named pope, we have seen a lot of reporting on this. and what appears to be the case was that he was not a collaborator in any way with the military regim
story. >> another big headline this morning, protesters fed up with their government's plans to take money out of their bank accounts cover the country's budget mess. the protesters won this time. but the financial crisis in cyprus far from over. >>> then to an eye-opener -- a medical headline. genetic medicines, generic medicines including eye drops and pills can save you money. but what you don't know about generics that can harm you. get your facts before the trip to the pharmacy. >>> saving time and preventing hassle during your commute. gadgets for the car designed to keep you connected, comfortable and safe, our giz whiz is going to show up and tell us about this coming up in a little bit. >> really interesting stuff he has got in store for us. >>> but first, the seven marines were remembered last night in nevada not far from where they were killed. >> military investigators now trying to figure out why a mortar accidentally exploded while still in the launching tube. abc's martha raddatz reports on the risks. >> reporter: it happened in darkness, deep in the
hispanics in government. >> pope francis is gearing up for the first official mastectomy at st. peter's square with the first audience today with the visiting head of state, a president with whom he has clashed over a socially liberal policies. >> pope francis has charmed the faithful from the humility. speaking to 150,000 at st. peter's square off the cuff. with the first south american pope he cannot escape the past. he cigaretted -- greeted the president of argentina. in the past they have been at crossroads over the dirty war between 1976 and 19839 military dictatorship killed and torture up to 30,000 people. the church is accuses of complicit in the crimes. >> abc was told that francis had the power to save his family and he refused. human rights campaigners accusebergbergberg of letting two of his priests be action deducted and failing to apologize for the church actions over records of what it did. they deserve better. all of us deserve better. >> francis has said he battled the dictators in private meetings. >> there were church leaders who were very close and way too close to
of a major conflict. hawthorne is run by an independent contractor under a deal with the government. >> state with abc7 news for continuing coverage of this deadly explosion at the hawthorne army depot in nevada. we will bring you any new information as it becomes available. we will have the latest developments on abc7news.com. >> we have sprinkles now, but the better weather is on way. here is our meteorologist, mike nicco, with live doppler 7 hd. >> it has been quiet this morning. live doppler 7 hd shows picking up the first signs of more wet weather headed toward the north bay, especially further to the north you can see along mendocino county and crescent city moving from west to east right now. this will extend down toward us and fill in so scattered sprinkles are possible in the afternoon. we need the rain. we are nearly 4" in the deficit to 6.5" in a deficit. periods of light rain in the north bay tonight. most of us get our rain tomorrow morning. kristen? cheryl? >> thank you very much. in san francisco, the bart station at powell street is opened against after bart service was stoppe
government study this morning shows the rise in the number of children with autism. the centers for disease control says one in 50 school kids are now considered autistic a disorder that can affect kids' socially, intellectually, and behaviorally. the ratio is a sharp increase from the one in 150 a decade ago. our medical editor explains why the biggest jump is seen. >> ask parents if their child was severe or moderate or mild the biggest increase was in the "mild" area. it was flat when you look at children with severe autism. that does point to better recognition. >> the doctor says that genes and environmental factors should be looked at and he believes these results show an urgent need to focus on autism causes, prevention, and treatment. >> mike nicco is keeping an eye on the sky looking no rain. >> open up the weather window and i will show you where it is looking to the east bay you can see the lower clouds working out of the north bay and across the central bay. to give you a timeline for when this will exit our neighborhood and if you can fly out of sfo without any delays. >> new p
below the poverty line. >>> to medical news. a government survey of parents shows one in 50 school children in the u.s. has autism. that is significantly higher than a previous estimate. and there is also a significant new clue about autism. abc's dr. richard besser explains more. >> reporter: now another clue into a possible cause of autism, grandfathers age. researchers in sweden have found that the older a grandfather was when he had children, the more likely those children would be to have children with autism. for fathers the risk went up 1.8 times. for mothers the risk went up 1.7 times. it is already known that one piece of the puzzle of autism is the age of the father, starting at age 30. take ray civo. >> let's figure out if there is a genetic factor. >> reporter: his sons oscar and hugo both have autism with different struggles from reading to social interactions. moms pass on few dna mutations. but dads pass on an average of 25 new mutations at age 20. increasing to 65 mutations at age 40 and so on. the more dna mutations, the greater the risk of autism. what does this h
at the integrity of oakland government. citizens and businesses should be able to live and transact business in a city they know plays by the rules. >> i have never threatened any city staff person regarding their job. i have been an elected official for 16 years and a staff person in the city of oakland for another 14 years. out of 30 years of being an employee of the city of oakland suddenly, now, city staff is afraid of me? i don't think that is the case. >> an aide to the councilman named, that person tried to use their influence to fix a pack -- parking ticket. the allegation has been forwarded to the district attorney in alameda. it is not clear if charges will be filed. the mayor is troubled about the report and will have something to say in a few hours. we have reached out to the councilman and she has not responded. >> happening right now, golden gate bridge officials hold a hearing to talk about raising the speed limit at the toll plaza. they want to increase the recommended speed from five miles per hour to 25 miles per hour as part of the switch to all electronic toll collection.
not far from the santa clara government building. they have ended their door-to-door search and we talked to the young man who tried to save the 29-year-old woman. >> the brutal stabbing happened in broad daylight just after 2:30 in the afternoon in a parking lot next to the togo sachbd witch shop. he was eating there and rushed out to help the woman who was slashed on her neck and arms. >> i held her head up and kept pressure on it. can you give me any name and she couldn't really took. >> he was covered in blood when paramedics arrived. >> it was horrible for her to have to die that way. by me being there it wasn't that bad way to die. >> he was doing handy work and had to convince police he was not the killer. real culprit hopped a fence and ran through the neighborhood where they found blood in front of some homes. >> we've been told to stay in our house and with doors and windows locked. >> police went door to door checking dozens of houses, garages and other possible hiding places. they are trying to figure out what led up to the attack. >> the male suspect basically approach
clara government building. they have ended their door-to-door search and we talked to the young man who tried to save the 29-year-old woman. >> the brutal stabbing happened in broad daylight just after he a the afternoon in a parking lot next to the togo sachbd witch shop. he was eating there and rushed out to help the woman who was slashed on her neck and arms. >> i held her head up and kept pressure on it. can you give me any name and she couldn't really took. >> he was covered in blood when paramedics arrived. >> it was horrible for her to have to die that way. by me being there it wasn't that bad way he was >> he was doing handy work and had to convince police he was not the killer. real culprit hopped a fence and ran through the neighborhood where they found blood in front of some homes. >> we've been told to stay in our house and with doors and windows locked. >> police went door to door checking dozens of houses, garages and other possible hiding places. they are trying to figure out what led up to the attack. >> the male suspect basically approached our female victim. we don't k
in the 2nd amendment is the federal government keeping a national registry of gun owners and sales. >> a conservative democrat from west virginia is in talks with the n.r.a. of expanding background checks which could help stop a republican filibuster in the senate. >> right now the city of stockton in federal court is poised to become the largest city in the nation to enter bankruptcy. they face a four-day fight over the chapter 9 bankruptcy petition. creditors are challenging the move. for years the city based salaries and benefits and borrowing on anticipated developer fees and increasing property tax revenue but that vanished when the mortgage bubble burst and slashed tens in millions in services and programs but drew the line at cutting pensions or retiree benefits. >> mike is off but lisa is here with the forecast. >> it has been cloudy and cool this morning. we are seeing some sunshine in parts of the bay but still looking mild out there. don't want to give it all away we have the last week of march, easter week, and that is all straight ahead. >> plus, a new warning from med
benefits to sex couples. >> when bell lel kt federal government deny benefits that would be available to heterosexual couples? >> a majority of couples believe same-sex couples should allowed to wed but 31 states restrict or ban same-sex marriage. outside of the court, activists on both sides are already camped out. >> i thop a traditional sexuality of man, woman in marriage. >> prop 8 passed it was hurtful to me and a lot of other californians. >> court could decide whether the constitution grants gays and lesbians rights to marry or the issue should be left up to the state. both cases will be decided in june. >> marriage equality advocates are planning on hr making their voices heard. they will be gathering soon at 7:00 the group will march to city hall. now, abc 7 news will be in washington, d.c. covering it for us. she'll be sitting in the court as the supreme court considers proposition 8. the live reports begin tomorrow here on abc 7. >> some bad news two people died when a truck flipped upside dmun a ditch this morning. chp says the man and 56-year-old woman were driving east n
weapons to the syrian government. iran says flights are bringing humanitarian supplies to syria. >>> new developments in the murder of colorado's top corrections officer. abc news learned prisons in the state have been on lockdown because of fears there could be more attacks. and it all appears to be linked to a white supremacist group. >> reporter: the motive for the murder of tom clements may have been revenge for breaking up a prison gang. clements concerned about the rise of a white supremacist group, 211 crew, sent its leaders to another prison trying to diminish their power base. evan ebel just paroled in january was a member of 211 crew. law enforcement yet to confirm the connection. the fear, the potential for more attacks from other gang members. the governor's mansion and state capitol have expanded security following the murder. prison gangs are prolific across america. the american correctional association reports, almost 14% of the prison population are involved in gangs. an estimated 200,000 inmates. investigators believe ebel may have been linked to other murders. >> there
never to run for office again. >> let's all hope for a much cleaner government. the best for santa clara county. it's a sad day when a supervisor come hz in and pleads guilty to 12 crimes. >> there is a surprise, his
as the leader of the opposition and could be the first prime minister if the government of al assad is ever toppled. >>> to a close call for thousands of college students walking around campus with a heavily armed gunman in their midst but police swooped down on the university of central florida before their fellow student could carry out his plot. here's pierre thomas with the latest. >> reporter: hundreds at the university of central florida evacuated as word broke of a gunman on campus. >> the cops had guns and were telling everyone to run. >> we noticed something was wrong because we saw a policeman with a big rifle and everything. >> reporter: it turns out the students may have narrowly escaped a pass kerr. >> it could have been a very bad day. >> reporter: police believe that james was going to set them up for slaughter. his roommate warned police and police responded within minutes. >> and found the subject dead from a single gunshot wound to the head. >> reporter: the evidence left behind was chilling. >> we found some notes and some writings that indicated that this was a planned a
says the government's not willing to pay for it. abc's devin dwyer joining us from washington with the latest on this one. good morning, devin. >> reporter: hey, good morning, john and diana. that's right. after that major meteor strike in russia last month, scientists want congress to take action so a similar disaster doesn't happen here. nasa chief charles bolden was on capitol hill yesterday. he said a small meteor that injured more than a thousand people in russia could have been detected, even deflected, if the right equipment was in place. he says the u.s. needs new outer space telescopes with infrared technology to track meteors because right now there's not much we can do. >> if you detected even a small one, like the one that they did in russia, headed for new york city in three weeks, what would we do? >> the answer to you is if it's coming in three weeks, pray. >> reporter: now, that meteor was only 55 feet long. experts say the chances of a major catastrophe from that is slim but are very real now. there are roughly 10,000 small meteors floating around within range
. >> a stopgap spending bill to keep the government open is now awaiting president obama's signature. house passed a bill side stepping a threat of a shut down. the measure funding operating budgets of every cabinet agency throughout end of september. leaving in place automatic cuts to domestic programs but does ease the impact of other cuts. effort underway a bill in san francisco would require state and local authorities to get a warrant to hand over your e mails. current law says e mails are fair game if they've been opened or more than six months old. saying electronic communications should nobody different which authorities cannot access without a warrant. >> well, hates a throw away anymore the disposable film festival is here to stay and takes place tonight and friday. it's a venue for films made without big budgets. >> sometimes it's an iphone and web cam. what we care about are people making stories with whatever they have on them. >> this year's theme is food and social justice. also helping build a track record of new generations of film makers. >> already, well could you explain
, to the government maybe they'll never end up on the web. if you use almost anyone else they're going to send it out. if you're dealing with a rip putable firm this is a drop of an association. >> thank you. >> sure. >> coming up next the new effort to fill up empty store fronts in the south bay. it's not retailers looking to fill the vaik cans yeez. who is moving in. >> and coming up a vietnamese family separated now reunited by illness. big brother journey to the bay area. >> plus, one principal can now add crime fighter to his resume. how he >>> san jose retailers getting together. >> they're trying to fill empty store front was start ups in hope they become permanent. >> the event begins at 5:00. abc 7 news has the story tonight from downtown san jose. this store front today is nearly filled with people at work on their start ups. susan came from redwood city to meet others and share ideas. >> we don't have anything like this here. i thought i'd give it a shot. it's very cool. >> this space is part of the pilot program in exformt see what the city would be like. 20% of shops sit vaik yanlt. empl
leaving federal government employees furloughed and closing air traffic control towers will keep on going. david? >> while we're talking about the budget, reena, i want to ask you a lot of viewers have been tweeting about, joe biden, the vice president, of course in the other number, he rang up this past week. >> reporter: that's right. $1 million for two nights in london and paris hotel for him and his security and staff. the state department secured the hotel contract and they said it's pretty much on par with what they pay for a high-level international trip. i'm guessing the holiday inn wasn't an option. >> reena, thank you. >>> tomorrow morning, on abc's "this week" george's guests include gop karl rove squaring off against former obama adviser jim messina on guns, gay marriage, and developments in the budget you just heard. >>> just hours from now, the giant power ball drawing. perhaps later this evening, an american family with no budget problems at all. tonight, hear a man who's already won the lottery seven times, as we ask him is the quick pick really the worst option? here's ab
me after he stabbed his government. >> a san francisco nightclub is closed after a triple shooting this morning. one of the victims is in critical condition. all victims are from the east bay. >>> san leandro police are investigating the city's first hd hd -- homicide of the year. man was murdered when he came to defend his mother-in-law. the woman was unloading her car when someone tried to rob her. an unidentified 33-year-old man was shot when he tried to help her. police are looking for two suspects, possibly a man and a woman, who drove away in a dark colored see dan. >> new details about an officer-involved shooting that wounded a castro valley man. the 49-year-old parolee was shot after pointing what looked to be a rifle at alameda county sheriff's deputies. deputies now say the gun was fake, made of wood. you can see it in our video here. the incident began last night when his family called 9-1-1 to report he was acting erratically. deputies say he also called 9-1-1 and threatened to kill deputies when they arrived. >> oakland city officials are continuing their community ou
the government promoting something i don't believe in, but i don't mind if they are neutral on the issue. >> there are about 250 general public seats for each case. the courts is expected to rule late in june. carolyn tyler will be in court when the nation's highest court will consider whether they will give the right to marry. >> the issue of boy scouts allowing those who are openly gay to join may come to an end. meanwhile in florida a new coalition called "on my honor" called from openly banning people from the scouts. they predict dire consequences if such a thing should come to pass. >> >> it will transform the program and something that is entirely inappropriate for children. >> it will not solve a great old problem. >> the argument is similar to the one used against integration in the 50s and 60s. members in cyst they want to hear all of the opinions on the issue. >> things are back to normal in the mill pea das -- mill pea ties neighborhood. they isolated and evacuated the area of sout park victoria drive. they were relocated to the mill pea it is a sports center. the residential
on the government to provide a path to american citizenship for 11 million people. they packed the episcopal church of saint john the evangelist in the mission district. the crowd listened to the chicago congressman call america's immigration system broken. one young woman hopes a clear path to citizenship will allow her a chance to put her journalism to greater work. >> a lot of people are working hard to get a career and they want to provide for their family and once you graduate from college, it is hard to work legally in the country. and that becomes a big stepping block in order to move forward. >> the san francisco organizing project says two-thirds of undocumented immigrants have been in the u.s. for more than a decade. >>> we are seeing some changes come our way. let's check in now with meteorologist leigh glaser and live doppler 7hd. >> well, at least we get one more dry day before the rain returns across the bay area. already starting to see some clouds. these are mainly high clouds. live doppler 7hd is not picking up moisture out there. but the clouds are starting to move in, and they wi
from many faiths joined undocumented immigrants and calling on the government to provide a path to american citizenship for 11 million people. they packed the episcopal church of saint john the evangelist in the mission district. the crowd listened to the callgo co america's immigration system broken. one young woman hopes a clear path to citizenship will allow her a chance to put her journalism to greater work. >> a lot of people are working hard to get a career and they want to provide for their fa family and once you graduate from college, it is hard to work legally in the country. and that becomes a big stepping block in order to move forward. >> the san francisco organizing project says two-thirds of undocumented immigrants have been in the u.s. for more than a decade. >>> we are seeing some changes come our way. let's check in now with meteorologist leigh glaser and live doppler 7hd. >> well, at least we get one more dry day before the rain returns across the bay area. already starting to see some clouds. these are mainly high clouds. live doppler 7hd is not picking up moi
of psychological therapy. looks like barbara streisand is headed to israel. government officials says she's set to perform in june for the 90s birthday. but so far there has about no word from streisand. >> oz the great and powerful showing strength for the second week in a row. the preek quell held a number one spot taking in $42.2 million, making oz biggest movie of 2013. for more headlines and video goes to otrc.com. >> still head on abc 7 news at 4:00 hillary clinton makes a big announcement today. could it westbound a sign for her political future? >> and we're live with bart right now about the plan during tonight's commute. >> the controversial vaccine many parents don't want to give their teen girls but doctors are r >>> today former secretary of state hillary clinton joined the ranks of politicians who support same-sex marriage. >> she announced her position on a web vido from a human rights campaign z mark matthews is here now with video and reaction. mark? >> if you are keeping track it's the president changing his position last year. and then, republican senator portman last week, n
the house will vote on a short-temperature budget bill to avert a government shut down, new a week arm. the measure fund every cabinet agency and earmark another $87 billion for oversees military operations. the senate already approved the bill which includes $85 billion in spending cuts. that could cost thousands of federal workers their jobs. >> a respected pediatrician group is weighing in on the well-being of children raised by gay parents saying this a stable, parental relationship can produce healthy well adjusted children regardless of the parents' sexual orientation. the report says that the outcomes are similar with gay or straight parents as long as they are nurturing and financially and emotionally stable. the academy wanted to release the report before the supreme court considers two gay marriage cases next week. >> a local boy scout council is adopting new guidelines after expelling a gay teen after survey that shows 81 percent of scouts want lgbt youth in scouting and 65 percent want to change the ban on gays the same troop that expelled a boy after three came out while w
a shortage is a biggest challenge facing the governments with the water day at the united nations gathering to discuss the topic at the hague today. >> have a great weekend. >> continuing to follow the problems on the freeway in san jose and sausalito. >> trouble getting to work if you are in marin county, sue has the latest. >> we are just getting a tweet from marin saying they hope to have those lanes southbound 101 re-opened in 30 minutes, sky 7 is above the scene and it looks like they might have just as we speak gotten the lanes open. we will keep following it for you, and it looks like traffic is flow bets are out of the waldo tunnel, so better news leaving marin county for the morning commute otherwise to san jose we have a fatal accident still blocking the two right lanes and a new e.t.o. for that accident, 9:30 this morning and traffic remains slow beyond the seen and you can see a live shot as they make their way southbound 280 an early fatal and 880 to 101 is the best alternate. >> we will start with live doppler 7 hd it is dry this morning, and our streets are dry, also, and it
this morning. memphis, feels like 33. here's the spring outlook. generally what the government's forecast service is saying that we will get to spring and get to a warmer than normal spring. it's just going to take two weeks to get that warm air toward the east and, of course, we're going to try to get rid of the drought in the southeast you're starting spring without one. still a drought in the western areas. >> all that weekend getaways brought to you by kohl's. >> tgif. >>> still to come here -- what a story this is. chris masters yanking a tree out of the ground in an effort to save his mother's life. it's an abc news exclusive. >>> and the defense psychologist in the breakup murder trial facing sharp questions from the jury in a dramatic day in court. are their questions clues to a verdict? >>> also, the founder of bikram yoga. why one of his students is suing accusing him of trying to sabotage her. >>> and lady gaga's born brave tour bus pulls into times square. stay with us. we'll talk to her about a lot including her recovery. . take comfort in saving up to $600 on a wide variety
government at work. ladies and gentlemen. reena ninan, thank you for your majoritying. >>> a lot of other news breaking overnight and for that back to our resident skeptic, ron claiborne. >> i don't know why you say that, dan. anyway, good morning, everyone. >>> we begin with an historic meeting in italy. pope meeting pope or former pope. the new pope francis is having lunch with his predecessor pope benedict at the papal residence in castel gandolfo, the first time a meeting like this has taken place in possibly 600 years. that is the last time a pope resigned. benedict will eventually live in a monastery inside the vatican. >>> president obama is wrapping up the first overseas trip in jordan. the president is visiting jordan's most popular tourist attraction, the fabled ancient city of petra. he is worried about extremists if assad is overthrown and will keep plugging away in hopes of restarting peace talks between israel and the palestinians. >>> and lawmakers in north dakota have passed what could lead to the most restricted abortion law in the nation. they passed a resolution that sa
bagram prison to afghan government. the most dangerous prisoner will not be released. the transfer of power takes place tomorrow. >>> and pope francis called for people to be humble and young at heart during his first palm sunday mass at st. peter's square. in the vatican. pope francis arrived in an packed square in an uncovered vehicle. he broke away from his prepared homily to tell the people to lead simple lives. palm sunday is the beginning of holy week, leading up to easter. >>> the man considered god father of fitness, the bodybuilder has died. legend joe weeder helped popularize body building. he introduced the world to a young austrian bodybuilder. you see him there, his name is arnold schwarzenegger. arnold schwarzenegger said, through a statement, through hard work and training we could all be champions. joe weider was 93 years of age. >>> and here's something that you don't see every day, a driver lost control of his car and wound up on his neighbor's roof. in glendale, california, the passenger in the errant car, said that they came down a steep hill and couldn't slow d
yeo economic levels within all religions and every level of education. according to the government. the united states has the worst record in industrialized nation losing five children every day to abuse death. joining me in the studio from the san francisco child abuse prevention center is katie allbright. >> thank you so much for having me around for shining the spotlight on this important issue. >>er love what the prevention does. you are celebrating an anniversary today? >> yes, we have been working in san francisco for 40 years preventing child abuse. we are very excited about our future and vision. we're here to stay and looking forward to the next 40 years. >> cheryl: this was started by a man with immense compassion for the issue? >> he was a pediatrician at general hospital and saw incidents of violence in the hospital, how in the community can come together to protect children. that inspired a man and we were able to do it for 40 years here in san francisco. >> cheryl: you have a number of
is the federal government keeping a national registry. >> reporter: the senate is expected to vote on what is left of gun control legislation when it returns from recess in april. the assault weapons ban has been dropped from the senate package. >> thank you, jim. >>> let's go to cecilia vega now. >> good to be here. breaking news overnight affecting your money in the stock market. this time it's good news. after frantic last-minute negotiations, leaders have agreed to bail out cyprus which would prevent it from going bankrupt. under terms of the $13 billion deal, one major bank is being forced to close. and only the wealthiest account holders will lose funds. >>> despite what is being called a spirited discussion, secretary of state john kerry has failed to win any agreement from iraq after a surprise visit to baghdad on sunday. kerry warned the iraqis to stop allowing iran to use air space for flights into syria. the u.s. believes the flights are carrying weapons. for the syrian regime. kerry visits afghanistan today. >>> and the mysterious death of a billionaire russian businessman is r
around -- rand paul has this to say. >> i don't mind if the government tries to be neutral on the issue. >> there are 250 seats for the general public for each case. the court is expected to rule late if june. abc7 news' report will be in court when the supreme court decides whether proposition 8 wrongly denies gays and lesbians the right to marriage. the report begins tomorrow. >> san francisco kids are not the only ones on spring agree, muni is taking a vacation scaling backs service to match reduced demand and save money. the agency says they reduced services during christmas and new years, a time when ridership drops and it worked. they are trying it again. they expect to save about $45,000 mainly from reduced overtime and maintenance. >> tomorrow, late night bart rides will face delays because of work if the tube to make it safer in case of earthquake. you can expect delays every tuesday, wednesday, and thursday for the next 14 mes. one of the tubes will be closed during work hours. >> ahead, a string of attempted burglaries in a peninsula neighborhood. the familiar tactics the she
's incoming government as he prepares to embark on his first official visit to israel. his visit happens in two days. israel's new housing minister says prime minister benjamin netanyahu's cabinet plans to keep expanding jewish settlements. president obama had long urged israel to halt building on the disputed land. >>> a new abc news/"washington post" poll shows many more americans continue to side with israel rather than the palestinian authority. but most also prefer to leave peace negotiations between the two sides rather than involve the united states. 55% sympathize more with israel. just 9% sympathize with the palestinian authority. while 18% have no opinion. >>> big trip for president obama. there is a perception by some that -- that the president has devoted more of his energies and his, his vision to arab issues rather than israeli issues. a perception by some, fair or not. so there is a sense that he is going over there to sort of maybe give the impression that he is mending fences. >> and by, by doing what he has done as far as arab issues goes it puts him on the opposite sid
. outrage is growing in the small nation of cyprus. the government would seize 10% of the people's bank accounts for the bailout. banks are shut down to prevent people from withdraws their savings. >>> here at home, a computer glitch set off a panic for chase customers. when they checked the balances in their accounts, they saw this. the bank says it was there error. the problem is resolved. >> good news. i thought it was just me. >>> now to winter's blast. snow and ice hitting so much of the country. with an update of sorts, sam champion, the man we're blaming this morning. >> let's show you how much the entire eastern coast of the country, enveloped in the country. up to 10 inches of snow up to 2 feet in the mountains of new england. more than 360 storm reports in the south. most of them big, big hailstones and powerful winds. the pictures out of mississippi. the last few places to pick up snow this morning. from northern new york state to burlington, maine. the entire state of massachusetts. nanuet, new york. last night before this turned over the rain. one or two places are still ge
and exercise more a government report out this morning shows the obesity rate is rising from 19% in the middle of last decade to a whopping 29% last year. the rate of diabetes nearly doubled in that time. >>> a jury in ohio has recommended a death sentence for the so-called craig's list killer. richard beasley post phony job listings to lure men to meet him and eventually killed three of them. a fourth survived and testified against him. >>> the fbi expanded the search for the bank robber known as the tall man ban indict, wanted for six heists. his real name is chet evans. they hope his height, 6'10", thus the tall man bandit, hopes people to see him. >>> thieves stole $300,000 in cash and jewels after moving into an empty office above a bank and slowly drilling through the floor till they got down into the vault. their high-tem equipment bypassed all of the alarms except for one. police caught them with that cold, hard cash in hand. >>> just for josh we have this headline. the miami heat fought back from a 27-point deficit to beat the cleveland cavaliers extending their winning streak to 24 g
is the main suspect. >>> and here at home, autism may be far more widespread than we thought. a new government survey of parents found that 1 in 50 school-age children has some form of autism. a previous study said it was more like 1 in 88. this report found a significant number of children have been diagnosed at older ages. >>> and look at this. a dramatic scene in new york. a worker trapped up to his chest in mud for four hours finally pulled above ground overnight. more than 150 firefighters helping with that rescue. the man was working in a subway tunnel trench when the walls caved in. he is expected to be okay. >>> speaking of dramatic, look at what happened when the mayor of kansas city, missouri, was giving his state of the city address. a disgruntled man storms the stage shouting obscenities, police eventually tackled him to the ground. yes, down he goes. but that was nothing compared to this overseas, an all-out brawl in ukraine's parliament. there they go. just another day in parliament. started when a member of the ruling party delivered a speech in russian instead of ukrainian. >>
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